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Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
of our page. >>> new developments tonight, merrill newman is finally back home after arriving at sportstime ohio, sfo san francisco international airport. tired, but upbeat, newman is back after being released by the north korean government. the 85-year-old war veteran turned prisoner stepped off a jet in san francisco to end a 43-day long ordeal. ktvu's debora villalon is live in santa cruz with what newman had to say about his experience. >> reporter: it's all quiet after what you would expect after an exhausting day, merrill newman finely getting a night's sleep in his own bed. this picture shared by their son showed lee and merrill newman relaxing over a meal. they were reunited in morning at sfo where newman arrived nonstop from beijing. friends and onlookers aflawed as he strolled through the airport, his comments brief. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. >> reporter: the 85-year-old veteran thanked the swedish embassy for helping with his release. >> it's been a great homecoming and i'm tired, but happy to be with my family. >> reporter: the refire retired executiv
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
the after math of the san bruno fire. >>> new information from merrill newman, detained by north korea. we know more about what he went through and how she doing now -- he is doing now. he is spending his days at a family home as he recovers from his forced stay in north korea. ktvu's robert handa talked with him and robert is live to tell us what merrill newman had to say. >> reporter: we are down the street near the beach where merrill newman is staying in santa cruz. i talked to him and on a day when he released information on what happened in north korea. now first of all he wanted to emphasize how happy he is to be back home with his family and in california. he let me take his picture of him as we talked to show people how healthy he looks and feels. he was cheerful and upbeat during our visit and said she doing very well and everything is good since he arrived back in the u.s. friday. he released a statement today talking about what he went through after being detained. he helped train fourteen partsons but didn't the government would still consider that an issue. merrill
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
heard from meryll newman's son. amber lee spoke when he will be reunited with his family. >> reporter: we heard that newman was on his way home to san francisco. less than an hour ago his son who's in los angeles had a huge smile on his face when he spoke about his father. >> we're absolutely delighted to confirm that meryll newman is on his way home after being released by the dprk. >> reporter: in palo alto at channing house they refused to speak to us on camera. but they were all smiles. >> i was very pleased. very pleased indeed. i don't know what it took to get him released but i'm very glad he's coming home. i'm sure his family is too. >> reporter: the north korean state news agency kcna reported that newman had been quote deported. and they reported that the government did it in a humanitarian standpoint because of the man's old age and condition. this is meryll newman in a video we brought you last friday. he read from a prepared statement. newman talks about what he did in north korea in his last trip. >> i asked my guide to help me look for their families and re
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
ordeal and confirm had the his video tape confession was coerced. in a statement, meryll newman said he ran into trouble after asking about the north korean partisans he helped train during the korean war. he was accused of being a war criminal and delivered a video tape apology. but newman says the words were not his and were not delivered voluntarily. he returned to the bay area on saturday and is now resting at a family home in santa cruz. >> he seems a little tired. but that's to be expected. it's been a long month. probably emotionally taxing. you know and he seems okay. he seems like he'll be just fine. >>> newman says he plans to share more about his experience later after recovering his strength. >>> and at ktvu.com we have posted newman's entire statement look for the hot topic segment right on our home page. >>> air force one arrived carrying president obama and michelle obama. it was a 15 hour flight from maryland also on board former president george w. bush and his wife laura along with former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents bill clinton and jimmy c
FOX
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
about 85-year-old merel newman of palo alto who has been detained for more than a month in north korea. during the korean war, mr. newman led a unit of guerrilla fighters. mr. newman reportedly reached out to surviving members of his former unit before his trip and planned to meet some of them in south korea. this new information comes after north korea released video of newman apologizing for war crimes committed during the korean war. >>> also new this morning, vice president joe biden is in china. second stop of his week-long trip to asia. here's some new video of the vice president meeting with china's vice president. he also met with china's president. one area of tension between the two nations, china's recent declaration of a new air defense zone over disputed islands in the south china sea. both the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's declaration. >>> it is 7:15. former santa clara county supervisor george shirikawa is scheduled to appear in court on suspicion of campaign mail fraud. he was sentenced for a year in jail for misusing public money. this afternoo
FOX
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
also created a sinkhole. . >>> we're following developing news. merrill newman, the 85-year-old palo alto man who was detained in north korea for six weeks, is right now on a plane headed to sfo. he will land in a couple of hours. we're live at sfo where a welcome home crowd continues to grow. >> reporter: that scheduled ?riet supposed to land at 8:58. we expect family to alive closer to that time. it's sure to be a warm welcome for the korean war veteran who has been away from his wife, family and friends for more than a month now. we have video of merrill newman in china last night on his way home. the ordeal started when merrill newman visited north korea in october. just as he was about to board a flight for china, he was detained on october 26 and charged with hostile acts against the state. the associated press says merrill newman served in a it top secret military unit that trained south koreans to sneak into north korea during the war. during his time in custody in north korea, they released a video of the veteran apologizing for his actions. the north korean government does
FOX
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
television apologizing for his role in the korean war. some former burr relationship wills say newman supervised -- guerrillas say newman remembers him as an american lieutenant who provided food and weapons but largely left the fighting to them. they are also questioning his decision to visit north korea where the guerrilla group is still considered some of the most feared and hated fighters of the war. >>> only on 2 tonight. a look ahead to who may be running in the next presidential election. california voters were asked about possible republican presidential candidates, and they appear to have a clear favorite, new jersey governor chris christie. he is on top with 47% voters who responded to the poll saying they have a favorable view of him. that compares to 29% favorable for bush, the former governor from florida and 24% for texas senator ted cruz. >>> a federal judge has cleared the way for cash-strapped detroit to become the largest city in the united states to qualify for bankruptcy. detroit is more than $18 billion in debt. under today's ruling, detroit would be allowed to se
FOX
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
what membership does. >>> welcome back. 8:14. 85-year-old merrill newman of palo alto who was freed after being detained in north korea, he's talking more about what happened over there. in a statement yesterday, mr. newman said he ran into trouble after asking about the north korean anti-government activist that he helped train during the korean war. while he was detained, newman delivered a videotaped apology but he says the words, they were not his. and they were not delivered voluntarily. he came back to the bay area on saturday and he's now resting. >> he seems a little tired, you know, but that's to be expected. it's been a long month, you know, probably emotionally taxing, you know. he seems okay. he seems like he will be just fine. >> mr. newman said he will talk more about his experience later after recovering his strength. >>> there's new privacy concerns about the release of information from the covered california website. thousands of californians have gone online since the state's insurance exchange page launched back in october. many of those people started but did not
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
him on twitter for updates. >>> merrill newman confirmed today what most suspected, his confession in north korea was coerced. in a statement today merrill newman said to demonstrate i was reading the document under duress i did my best to read to emphasize the strange language they crafted me to say. he was freed after being held for a month and a half. he arrived back at sfo saturday morning. you can read the statement on www.ktvu.com and find out why he thinks remarks he made may be caused his detention. >>> new at 6:00 p.m. union scare attracts crowds and shoppers and thieves. police believe they caught a repeat offender who targeted union square's stores. since his arrest there has been a drop in crimes. ktvu's cara liu is outside one of the stores hit. >> reporter: this store here was one of the places hit in burglaries. now police say they have arrested a man they believe is responsible for a dozen of the crimes. this is a mugshot. san francisco police arrested him in november in connection with a smash and grab. investigators say they tied him to 9 burglaries at high end store
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
you the video of an apology made by newman, a korean war vet. many believe the statement was coerced. merrill was released after the apology and because of his age and medical condition. we don't know where newman is right now. we're working on that part of the story. we'll update that for you tonight at 10:00. >>> poor weather led crews in the idaho wilderness to scale back the search for a san jose man's plane. many have been registered for the plane registered to dale smith. it lost radio contact after smith reported engine travel. he was traveling with two of his children, a daughter-in-law and a future son-in-law. officials are asking people to keep an area out in that area for any sign of the missing airport. >>> families tonight in the bayview area are celebrating the opening of a new preschool that. might not seem unusual but this new preschool is a rarity in the community. ktvu's rob roth visited the classroom and meet the children who are benefiting tonight. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: for these 16 preschoolers, it's story time. >> who knows what that is? >> reporter
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
bay area, now the 85-year-old korean vet, newman said he was treated well. he was reunited with his family and was well fed and comfortable while tee attained in north -- detained in north korea but he also said he did not write the apology which was aired by north korea. as part of a plea agreement heel have to undergo mental health treatment. he resigned as mayor in august after more than a dozen women accused him of verbal and physical harassment. >>> government agencies are checking on your cell phone records. a report surfaced that they secretly collected data and they are also mining information and the paper found more than 125 police agencies to target specific cell phone towers. they can then find the location and identity of any phone. >>> santa teamed up with a bunch of bay area bikers for guests for children at san francisco general. they helped with motorcycle clubs across the bay area and passed out information to several patients and this is part of a tradition from 30 years ago. >> this may be the only gift they get and a hospital from experience is the worst place t
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
korea, newman said he was treated well while he was detained over there. he was reunited with his family saturday in san francisco. he said during the tee i don't. -- detainment, he was well fed, comfortable and in a hotel room, not in a jail. he also clarified he did not write the alleged policy we have seen by north korea. >>> and bob is due to be seen on harassment charges. he is expected to serve three months of home confinement and will be on probation and then undergo mental health treatment. he resigned after more than a dozen accused him of harassment. >>> several government agencies are checking on cell phone records. national security has been under a lot of scrutiny after secretly collecting information from people's cell phones. local police departments are also getting information. more than 125 police agencies and 33 states would target specific cell phone towers and they could then get information like names, activities an locations of any phones. >>> time now is 6:47 that means it is time to check in with torii campbell for a look at what is coming up on mornings o
FOX
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
detained in north korea, -- merrill newman said he ran into trouble after asking about the people he trained during the north korean war. he had a taped apology but he said the words were not his and were not delivered voluntarily. >>> the homes will now have to be rigged for electric car charges according to providence. they will have toen stall it to an electrical charges and right now there are more than 1200 plug in cars for the state. >>> $12.47, it is a tuesday, it has already been a long week. >> we have a nice looking commute with no major problems on 880 westbound, no major problems, as you can see traffic is looking good out to the maze. san mateo looks good heading out to the high-rise, no problems reported here as you drive through and there have been no problems on the dumbarton either. we have been going with antioch and a little bit of construction, but for the most part it looks good. let's go to sal. >>> a good morning but cold out there, a very active pattern and that's it, extended outlook, what do you mean by that, 7, 10, 15 days is dry, brutal. awful, we'll see i
FOX
Dec 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
meryll newman says he was treated well during his confinement. he reunited with his family yesterday after landing at sfo. after declining to be interviewed today he did tell the santa cruz centinal that he was well fed and kept in a hotel room. he also confirmed he did not write the letter heard last week. >>> today was designated as a day of reflection for the late african president mandela. countless prayers were said for nelson mandela. >> reporter: 64-year-old cofana has been coming here to the regina church her entire life. >> it's a special mass for mr. mandela. every time he came up from the islands, he would say peace. so that he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: during a struggle against aparthide people used to run to this church when they were trying to hide. there's still bullet holes on the windows. >> we used to run and come to this church to pray to god so that he can come and assist us because we were in trouble during that time. >> reporter: life for his 4- year-old grandson starkly different. and once the seat of the aparthide government, thanks for the man who save
FOX
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >>> after returning from detainment, merrill newman said he was treated well. he was with his family yesterday after landing at sfo. he was in a hotel room and not in a jail. when questions about actions, he said that's not my english. he read a statement in sorrow for killing north koreans. >>> an adventure that saved their lives. >>> after the crash of asiana flight 214 and firefighters in charge. ilt fresh from the breap for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh. customer appreciation month at subway. we're saying thanks with two of your favorite six inch subs. the six-inch cold cut combo, or the six-inch meatball marinara, built fresh from the bread up for just $2 each all december long. subway. eat fresh. >>> early today oakland police came out in force looking for a homicide suspect at west 36th street. officers had their guns drawn. they didn't find any suspects and the area opened at 6:30 this morning. >>> 52-year-old lin was stabbed during a robbery. the attacker escaped on foot. this is the 85th homicide this year, but that is down from 120. >>> the crash
FOX
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
why 85- year-old meryll newman visited south korea. last week north korea released this video of him confessing to crimes during the war. he acted as an advisor for korean fighters called the white tigers. former members of the white tigers say they are still the most despised and feared in the north. in fact, one korean general who escaped said he would never go back. >> in science, americans are in 22nd place just below average. and in math 29th with 28 countries ahead of the u.s. students from asian nations were at the top in all three categories. >>> new at 10:00, ballerinas taking center stage in a special holiday performance of the nutcracker. >> the whole land was in celebration for clara and the nutcracker. >> reporter: san francisco ballet dancers have been visiting the children's hospital. >> tons of snow flakes dancing around. see they're all on points. >> ballet. >> it's a great reminder for us why we're really out there and it brings the joy to the children. so, that's what nutcracker is all about. >> the first american performance of the nutcracker was in san francisco
FOX
Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
emotional taxing but he seems he will be just fine. >> newman plans on sharing more about his experience later after recovering his strength. >>> and new concerns about the privacy about information released from the website. thousands of californians have gone online since they launched october 1st. a lot of those people started but did not finish the application process. now the state has released their contact information in hopes they can help the people finish the enrollment process. the governor says it is a serious mistake. >> it would drastically reduce the number of medical marijuana dispensaries. they would keep dispensaries away from homes, schools community gathering places likely betters and parks -- libraries and parks and it will reduce just 1% of the city. they say they will fight back with a ballot measure. >>> there is a little christmas spirit floating on san pablo pay. it happened near san rafael's glenwood neighborhood and he is believed to be 100 feet offshore and it is decorated with lights powered by two small panels attached to a tree and people don't
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
month. 85-year-old newman was visiting the country in october but pulled off a plane minutes before it was about to leave. his family hasn't heard from him since, except for recorded apology that the north korean government released. we don't know what country he's in but are working to get more information and will bring it to you as soon as we learn more about the release of this palo alto war veteran. >>> tonight, rain is arriving in the bay area and combine that with the freezing cold, it's a recipe for snow. good evening. >> julie haener has the night off. we have live team coverage tonight. ktvu's robert handa is in the south bay where the cold turned deadly. we begin with meteorologist mark tracking the rain and snow. >> reporter: the coverage has been on the increase over the past three to four hours of the right now on live storm tracker 2, it's very interesting up in the north bay and parts of mencino county. especially the north of willis. you can see all the coverage here, significant snowfall sticking to the roads for this part of the region. as we move the maps around,
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